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Kenneth Tynan
(1927-1980) born on
Apr 02
English theatre critic. He wrote "Tynan Right and Left," 1967.
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.

A novel is a static thing that one moves through; a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one.
Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood.
Forty years ago he was Slightly in Peter Pan, and you might say that he has been wholly in Peter Pan ever since.
The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Tynan Right and Left, Foreword (1967).
R: Curtains."
A: On Oscar Levant, quoted in news summaries 31 Dec 84
N: Referring to Noel Coward. Curtains."
K: NY "Mirror," 6 Jun 63

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